of a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for Service Contracts Within
the TRICARE Management Activity – This memorandum, dated October 8, 2008,
and its attachment
provides guidance on the nomination and appointment of CORs within TMA.
The Use and
Management of Time and Material and Labor Hour Contracts Within TRICARE
Management Activity – This memorandum, dated September 19, 2008, reinforces
guidance issued by the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Planning (DPAP)
office regarding the use of T&M and Labor Hour type contracts. (Attachment 1) (Attachment 2)
Activity Interim Guidance on In-Sourcing New and Contracted Out Functions –
This memorandum, dated July 14, 2008, provides interim guidance for implementing
new Department of Defense guidelines and procedures on-sourcing of new and
contracted out functions.
Management of TRICARE
Management Activity Non-Purchased Care Contracts – This memorandum, dated
March 26, 2008, provides guidance regarding the appropriate management and
oversight of TRICARE Management Activity non-purchased contracts by TMA
for the Acquisition of Non-Purchased Care Support – This memorandum, dated
October 01, 2009, provides updated TMA policy regarding the acquisition of
Non-Purchased Care support and rescinds the previous Policy
for the Acquisition of Non-Purchased Care Support, dated March 20, 2007. The supporting TMA Guide for the
Acquisition of Non-Purchased Care Support, which provides guidance on the
acquisition of non-purchased care support within TMA, has been updated to
reflect this change in policy.
Authority to Enter into Interservice and Interagency Agreements – This
memorandum from the Director, TMA, dated September 18, 2009, delegates
authority to the Deputy Director, TMA, to enter into interservice and
interagency support agreements on behalf of TMA.
of Authority to Enter into Interservice and Interagency Agreements under $500K
– This memorandum from the Director, TMA, dated September 18, 2009, delegates
authority to the Director, Acquisition Management & Support (AM&S), to
enter into interservice and interagency support agreements under $500K on
behalf of TMA.
Actions for Severable Services – This memorandum, dated June 14, 2006,
highlights recent guidance from the DoD Comptroller on procuring severable
services through a non-DoD contracting office, not subject to the Economy
Contract Surveillance for
Non-Purchased Care Service Contracts – This memorandum, dated February 9,
2006, announces a program of TPS Acquisition Manager visits to check, advise and
assist with the contract administration and contract surveillance practices of
task order Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs) within the TMA requiring
activities. (Attachment 1)
Payments under Cost Reimbursement, Time & Material, and Labor Hour
Contracts – This memorandum, dated September 28, 2009, reiterates recent DPAP policy stating
DCAA has sole authority to approve interim vouchers, and the Administrative
Contracting Officer has sole authority for approving final invoices for Cost
reimbursement, Time & Material, and Labor Hour Contracts. Payments under these types of contracts may
not be approved by TMA Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) using Wide
Area Workflow (WAWF). This memorandum
also rescinds the TMA requirement that two Government Officials approve all
other invoice and receiving reports prior to forwarding for payment, as
established in the Oversight
for Receiving Report policy directly below.
for Receiving Reports – This policy, dated May 18, 2005, outlines TMA
oversight policy for receiving reports. This replaces TMA policy memo
subject: Policy Memo Requiring Additional Oversight for Receiving Reports
(DD Form 250), dated September 16, 2002. (Attachment 1)
Acquisition Support - Policy Revision – This
memorandum, dated December 14, 2004, provides guidance on
procurement transactions for amounts greater than the simplified acquisition
threshold (currently at $100,000) using a non-DoD contract vehicle. The policy revision applies to both direct
(i.e. orders placed by DoD) and assisted acquisitions (i.e. contracts awarded or
orders placed by non-DoD entities, including franchise funds, on behalf of
DoD), using DoD funds. (See also paragraph 6.5 of TMA Guide for the
Acquisition of Non-Purchased Care Support, and Appendix D of the GSA FSS
Task Order Template).
Management Oversight and Use of TMA Non-Personal Services Contracts – This
policy, dated August 11, 2004, provides contract guidance and reference
information on eleven key contract oversight issues.
Purchases With Government Funds – This policy, dated May 19, 2003, provides
guidance on the proper use of appropriated funds and give examples of items
that cannot be purchased with government funds.